Ban on crackers at weddings, acid sale

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Jan 28, 2015 15:49 IST

Commissioner of police Pramod Ban is on a banning spree. The top cop banned five activities to prevent mishaps, curtail crime and avoid inconvenience to residents.

Taking strict note of illegal ferrying of passengers in commercial vehicles, which had led to several accidents in the recent past, the police commissioner ordered a ban on ferrying of passengers in three and four-wheeler commercial vehicles, such as pick-up vans, tractor-trolleys, mini-trucks, etc.

Another ban from the commissioner’s office was on entry of commercial vehicles in the city during certain time periods. While the entry of heavy and light commercial vehicles was banned from 8am to noon, it was also banned from 5pm to 9pm. The orders would be implemented within the limits of municipal corporation (MC) in the city.

The ban on entry of commercial vehicles would not implemented at the national highway, Jalandhar Bypass, Samrala Chowk and Sherpur Bypass. The order will remain in effect for the next two months.

The commissioner also banned open sale of acid in the market. The police commissioner issued strict orders to acid vendors to get their licences renewed to avoid police action.

He also issued a ban on bursting of crackers on roadside during marriage or other social functions. The order stated that many marriage palaces were situated in the city, and bursting of crackers at these places caused inconvenience to residents.

Meanwhile, the commissioner also asked the city hotels to ensure proper verification of guests and not allow any person to stay in the hotel without required documents.

He ordered that a copy of the driving licence or Aadhaar card be deposited by guests at all hotels in case of stay.

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